When the herald sounds the arrival of a Great One,
Eyes focus on The Coming.
This is the goal, of course,
For greatness must be seen.
“Sound no trumpet,” said Jesus
To those who would do good for others.
Fold the bill to hide Ben Franklin’s face in the plate.
Avoid the conversational boast, so casual:
“When I took on my third Compassion child . . .”
In the synagogue,
In the streets,
In the moment,
Mute the fanfare,
Shut the door,
Shut your mouth.
And do good.
Do good, so that goodness may be done.
Do it for the Father who sees in secret
And for Him alone,
For His Greatness must be seen,
And this is your reward.
Because the Sermon on the Mount demands an exceeding and often unseen righteousness,
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